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I Heart Tuesdays – Revenge is Sweet?

I have a sweet tooth. You know the kind of sugary taste explosion that comes with a bite into a slice that oozes caramel, or the warmth that a well-executed butter cake brings with icing dribbling goodness. And don’t get … Continue reading

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I Heart Tuesdays – Why I Write This

A couple of years ago, I came up with the idea of writing ‘I Heart Tuesdays’. Partly because one of my dreams had been to write a column – so why not do that for myself? The other was to … Continue reading

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Goodbye Switzerland, Hello New Adventures

My exit from Switzerland was a culmination of sadness and happiness. The month had been filled with new experiences, with self-realisations, with pushing through when I was struggling, and, as always, learning opportunities. My inner scheduled self, competed with the … Continue reading

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I Heart Tuesdays – You do not want my Life

There are some extraordinarily good days and there are some excruciatingly bad days. In between, there feels like a range from great, to ‘meh’, through to ‘climbing out of the wrong side of bed’, days. Once, at the tail-end of … Continue reading

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A Mini Mother’s Day Meltdown

It’s Mother’s Day and I’ve been baking for Mum.  I made scones to say ‘I love you’, and to say ‘Thanks for housing me in your womb and pushing me out, only to have adult me living in your spare … Continue reading

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I Heart Tuesdays – The Sparkling Lights of Hope

There is a lot going on in the world, there always is. But as I get older, as I learn, as I grow, as I feel, it just seems like more and more. Devastating earthquakes, riots, the impending closure of … Continue reading

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A Letter to my Grandfather, for ANZAC Day

Dear Grandad, My name is NJ. I am your fifth grandchild, and if you were still around, I would probably be your favourite. Just ask your wife; she knows. We have never met, but I wish that you had been … Continue reading

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The Swiss Meltdown

Travel is a whirlwind adventure filled with wonderment, adventure, escapism, and personal growth. You put yourself out there, out of the security of your bubble and into the unknown – sometimes a little, sometimes a lot. Everything was going great … Continue reading

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I Heart Tuesdays – What do you Tell Yourself?

There is one thing that I have been notoriously good at throughout the years and that is being hard on myself; judgmental, critical, mean, deplorable, hurtful, and downright nasty – you name it, I have internally uttered the most destructive … Continue reading

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I Heart Tuesdays – Be Kind to Self

In a world where we are so busy, rushing around to tick boxes and achieve for someone else, for ourselves… Be kind to self. In a world where there is never enough time to fit every single thing into a … Continue reading

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